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Prison guard’s termination for fraternizing upheld (access required)

Where the Virginia Department of Corrections discharged appellee corrections officer after determining she fraternized with a former prisoner, the circuit court incorrectly reversed the VDOC and awarded her $17,000 in attorney fees. Background Montgomery, the appellee, had worked as a corrections officer for 20 years with no history of disciplinary actions when the VDOC discharged her for ...